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What do You think is the best gear lube???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JK5, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I like to run Torco GL-6 90/140W Petroleum based gear lube
    in my d60/14bff.

    What do you run???
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I run whatever...I never keep track of what brand I use. Gear oil is gear oil to me.

    The best, without question, would be a full synthetic. Mobil 1, Amsoil, Redline, Royal Purple....
     
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    I just use the 5 gallon buckets of Oreill'y Brand "the cheap sh!t" I change it at least every month, damn mud and water kills it quick.
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I use Penzoil (the tall yellow bottles) mainly because that's what the Wal-Mart near me carries.
     
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    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    I like the cheapest crap I can find that'll pass fer gear lube. But I think Royal Purple or Redline would be the best...
     
  6. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Like most have said. I use the cheapest stuff in the trail rig, since it's best to change after a deep water crossing or whatever...

    In the tow rig, I'm getting ready to put in Amsoil Series 2000...good stuff.
    On a side note, I'm going to put Redline in my 6speed...
    Boss
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The cheapest name-brand stuff I can find. Or off-brand if it says it's made by the same people as the name-brand stuff. I tend to run Valvoline semi-synthetic or the "Slick 50" gear lube. I usually stay away from house brands and the such like Coastal and Super Tech.

    If I were to run expensive stuff it'd probably be Golden Spectro or Redline.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    People who know use VALVOLINE .
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    People who know use VALVOLINE .

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    There ya go /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    I was thinking about running the royal purple in my rig because its not suppost to mix with water. I was thinking I could suck any water out and top it off and be fine /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    could put a drain plug half way up the back of the cover, unplug it and let the top half drain out (being water). Put the plug back in and refill to the hole in the front.

    I would hate to run synthetic stuff and drain it monthly /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Ya, I ran elcheapo 'Zone stuff or Castrol.. Changing regularly gets expensive, so cheap it was. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Wingnutt 1/2 ton status

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    The best lube in the world is pure BEAVER OIL!, oh wait a minute, you said GEAR lube./forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif Sorry I just coundn't help it, it's been a long time since we've had a beaver oil thread. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]

    I was thinking about running the royal purple in my rig because its not suppost to mix with water. I was thinking I could suck any water out and top it off and be fine /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    could put a drain plug half way up the back of the cover, unplug it and let the top half drain out (being water).

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Water is more dense than petroleum, even in crude form. Therefore, the water would be at the bottom of the diff, not the top. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    Clicky
     
  13. 89fullsiz

    89fullsiz Registered Member

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    Don't know much on 4x4's so I'm kinda talking out my ass. But GM makes GREAT differential fluid. I only use GM fluid in my GM Cars. If you need a number for a discount dealer to get it relatively cheap let me know..... its comparable to gmpartdirect without the stupid crazy shipping charges...

    But like I said for cars\drag racing etc I right but these rigs I don't really know alot just trying to help /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    GM Synchromesh is good poop!
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I run whatever...I never keep track of what brand I use. Gear oil is gear oil to me.

    The best, without question, would be a full synthetic. Mobil 1, Amsoil, Redline, Royal Purple....

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    I use synthetic...
    when I want a milkshake!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    That stuff HATES the ALL the water I play in.. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    Have you ever tried full synthetic???
     
  16. Beast388

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    I run Castrol 80w-90 that I can pick up at Walmart for $2 a quart. As often as you change that stuff, cheap is good. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    For the K5 the best gear oil is the kind with the least water in it /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    In my s10 I use Mobil 1 mostly in an attempt to get better gas mileage as I could care less about wear.
     
  18. 84gmcjimmy

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    If you pass through water sometimes, how often should I change the oils?
     
  19. BlazerGuy

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    Everytime your in the water that's over the hubs, Or a least check it after every dunking...
     
  20. 84gmcjimmy

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    Okay thanks. What will happen if I dont, will it wreck any parts?
     

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